Russia Leans on Mercenary Forces to Regain Global Clout

In October, dozens of armed Russian mercenaries fanned out throughout two Libyan oil ports. Introduced in by a renegade Libyan typical, they helped rebel forces wrest handle of the oil-abundant area from the Libyan authorities.

Right after the combating finished, a delegation of mining and oil executives from previous Soviet states arrived searching for business with the rebels who now controlled the ports, Libyan immigration data present.